Windows 10: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
Hey Brink, I used group policy to stop all updates and made it so it prompts me to download if I wanted the update instead of automatically doing it.
I later noticed something was downloading a lot of data...I checked and it was the BITS service. Once that service is stopped, the downloading stopped. After awhile I noticed it would start itself back up again. (Maybe 10 minutes or so)
I made a little program that stops it automatically - Checks every 5 minutes or so.
I have noticed one time when I did this Windows update actually told me that my system was up to date when I know it's not and I haven't hidden any updates either.
Every had any experiences with BITS?
The Background Intelligent Transfer Service is responsible for transfering files in the background using idle network bandwidth, so this could be from anything using BITS.
OneDrive syncing possibly?
Be nice to all, please?!
BITS can be used by any software, if proper commands are used, even by malware. I enable it only for WU.
Check your BITS, because deleting malware might not be enough | PCWorld
It's downloading even when it's not idle. I don't sync Onedrive
To be safe, I would recommend to do a full scan of your system with Windows Defender and/or a AV program.
I think that in the Home edition you can control the updates by stopping/starting the Windows Update service.
This disables completely the updates though and you will not receive the security patches.
I recommend do this when you need to use your full internet speed (example Downloading big files or Online Gaming) and then turn the service back on when your finished.
P.S I do not have home edition so I am not sure if it still works on newer builds can someone confirm?
Have you heard feedback re Block Windows 10 forced updates without breaking your machine, in InfoWorld’s Woody on Windows. I've checked DWORD before/after running tool. Noel Carboni's Configure Automatic Updates tool seems to work setting reg value. Don't know if Automatic WinUpdates is really Disabled.
Is there a related Topic/Thread...?
Or, is Option Five: my best/only option (other than Option Three) with W10Home.
Actually, OPTION FOUR to use a metered network connection may be best to use for Windows 10 Home.
I'm wired.....with unlimited data.
1) Can I use Option Four without otherwise degrade.
2) Is Noel Carboni's Configure Automatic Updates tool a viable option.
How to Enable or Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10
The lock screen is the screen you see when you lock your PC (or when it locks automatically after you haven't been using it for a while). The lock screen will also show at startup, and when...
How to Enable or Disable Built-in Elevated Administrator Account in Windows 10
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the hidden built-in elevated Administrator account in Windows 10.
You must be signed in as an administrator...
How to Enable or Disable the Action Center in Windows 10
The Action Center in Windows 10 collects and shows toast notifications and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those generated from modern apps....
How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10
Hibernate is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops, and might not be available for all PCs (PCs with InstantGo don't have the hibernate option). While sleep puts your work and...
How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10
Your screen(s) can get cluttered if you have a lot of opened app windows. Aero Shake lets you quickly minimize all opened windows except the current active window by shaking its title bar....